Comprise

  • 1 comprise — 1. Comprise is often confused with compose, consist, and constitute. All four words are used to describe how parts make up a whole, but they start from different ends of the equation. Comprise has the whole as its subject and its parts as the… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 Comprise — Com*prise , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Comprised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Comprising}.] [From F. compris, comprise, p. p. of comprendre, L. comprehendere. See {Comprehend}.] To comprehend; to include. [1913 Webster] Comprise much matter in few words. Hocker …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 comprise — I verb aggregate, amount to, be composed of, be formed of, be made of, consist of, constitute, contain, embody, embrace, encapsulate, encompass, hold, include, incorporate, involve, subsume, total associated concepts: comprising a cause of action …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 comprise — ► VERB 1) be made up of; consist of. 2) (also be comprised of) make up; constitute. USAGE Traditionally, comprise means ‘consist of’ and should not be used to mean ‘constitute or make up (a whole)’. However, a passive use of comprise is becoming… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 comprise — early 15c., to include, from O.Fr. compris, pp. of comprendre to contain, comprise (12c.), from L. comprehendere (see COMPREHEND (Cf. comprehend)). Related: Comprised; comprising …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 comprise — UK US /kəmˈpraɪz/ verb [T] ► to have as parts or members, or to be those parts or members: »Teams are created to work on one specific project, and are comprised of people who have very different skills. »Manufacturing comprises 14% of the state s …

    Financial and business terms

  • 7 comprise — [v] make up, consist of add up to, amount to, be composed of, be contained in, compass, compose, comprehend, constitute, contain, cover, embody, embrace, encircle, enclose, encompass, engross, form, hold, include, incorporate, involve, span,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 comprise — [kəm prīz′] vt. comprised, comprising [ME comprisen < OFr compris, pp. of comprendre < L comprehendere,COMPREHEND] 1. to include; contain 2. to consist of; be composed of [a nation comprising thirteen states] 3. to make up; form; constitute …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 comprise — verb (not in progressive) formal 1 (linking verb) to consist of particular parts, groups etc: The house comprises 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, and a living room. | be comprised of: The city s population is largely comprised of Asians and Europeans. 2… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 Comprise — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Comprise (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on Comprise instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/Comprise …

    Wikipedia

  • 11 comprise — /kəmˈpraɪz / (say kuhm pruyz) verb (t) (comprised, comprising) 1. to comprehend; include; contain: an analysis comprising all the data to hand. 2. to consist of; be composed of: *Mr Namaliu said the security forces, which comprise troops, police… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 comprise — 01. The auto show is [comprised] of a mixture of classic luxury cars, modern sports cars, and models of futuristic vehicles. 02. The concert crowd was [comprised] of a surprising variety of people, from punk rockers, to businessmen, and retired… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 comprise — comprisable, adj. comprisal, n. /keuhm pruyz /, v.t., comprised, comprising. 1. to include or contain: The Soviet Union comprised several socialist republics. 2. to consist of; be composed of: The advisory board comprises six members. 3. to form… …

    Universalium

  • 14 comprise —   Beneath Sequoia is the Bechtel Group, a holding company comprised of three main operating arms.. . (New York Times). Not quite. It is composed of three main operating arms, not comprised of them. Comprised of is a common expression, but it is… …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 15 comprise —     Beneath Sequoia is the Bechtel Group, a holding company comprised of three main operating arms (New York Times). Not quite. It is composed of three main operating arms, not comprised of them. Comprised ofisz common expression, but it is… …

    Dictionary of troublesome word

  • 16 comprise */*/ — UK [kəmˈpraɪz] / US verb [transitive] Word forms comprise : present tense I/you/we/they comprise he/she/it comprises present participle comprising past tense comprised past participle comprised formal a) to consist of two or more things be… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 comprise — com•prise [[t]kəmˈpraɪz[/t]] v. t. prised, pris•ing 1) to include or contain: The Soviet Union comprised several republics[/ex] 2) to consist of; be composed of: The advisory board comprises six members[/ex] 3) to form or constitute: Seminars and …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 comprise — verb Comprise is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑category, ↑device, ↑exhibition, ↑group, ↑list, ↑population, ↑regimen, ↑report, ↑sample, ↑set, ↑team Comprise …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 comprise — [[t]kəmpra͟ɪz[/t]] comprises, comprising, comprised 1) VERB If you say that something comprises or is comprised of a number of things or people, you mean it has them as its parts or members. [FORMAL] [V n] The special cabinet committee comprises… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 comprise — verb consist of; be made up of. ↘(also be comprised of) make up; constitute. Origin ME: from Fr., comprised , feminine past participle of comprendre (see comprehend). Usage According to traditional usage, comprise means ‘consist of’ and should… …

    English new terms dictionary


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